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Sports Mentorship

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A mentorship in sports can take many forms, depending on which focus most interests a student. Those drawn to the business of sports can focus on the logistics of college, semi-pro, and professional sports, while those interested in sports performance might study the psychological effects of social, cultural, and team dynamics on individual performance or athletes’ mind-body connection. In a sports mentorship, students can take their interest as an athlete or fan and translate it into a viable career path or academic passion. Previous final projects have included academic research articles on chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players, op-eds on nepotism in the NFL and the influence of race in NFL hiring practices, as well as proposals and best practices to reduce concussion risk in young athletes.



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Opinion essay examining the intersection of economics and sports, with a focus on examples of how behavioral economics principles apply in the sports world
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Comprehensive workout plan and presentation designed for squash players recovering from injury
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Op-eds on nepotism in the NFL, influence of race in NFL hiring practices and the legacy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the NBA
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Academic review paper of the science behind chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which covered the history of the disease, animal models in CTE testing, modern CTE pathology, diagnosis and treatment
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Business model and pitch deck for a youth athletic academy that would bring tennis to underserved communities
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Prototype for a new football helmet to better prevent concussions designed with a neuroscientist at a top research university

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